Student Groups

PLANS seeks to supports students of African descent in health-related programs by offering opportunities for cultivating and fortifying a sense of community — one of the ways this is achieved, is through our student groups. PLANS oversees three different student groups at Dalhousie, each of which centres around a particular area of focus:

Atlantic Association of Black Aspiring Physicians (AABAP) 

The Atlantic Association of Black Aspiring Physicians (AABAP) is a community of students interested in becoming a physician.

  • Facebook – *This is a private group, please send a request to join if you’re interested in becoming a member! *

Health Association of African Canadians-Student Organization (HAAC-SO) 

The Health Association of African Canadians-Student Organization (HAAC-SO) brings students together to create a community of learning centered around Black health issues, career development and community engagement.

Community of Black Student in Nursing (CBSN) 

The Community of Black Students in Nursing (CBSN) is a community of Black students who are involved in the field of Nursing.

The student groups provide students with information about resources for financial and academic support, research and volunteer opportunities and opportunities to socialize among fellow Black student peers who share an interest in Health. There are also many other societies and groups on campus, you are encouraged to visit the Dalhousie Student Union's website for a full list of student societies. The following societies may be of particular interest to students from the African Diaspora:

Black Student Advising Centre (BSAC)

Dalhousie African Students Association (DASA)

Black United Students Association (BUSA)

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact